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Get to know: Rob Bolick (attorney at Durham Jones & Pinegar)

Posted On
Dec 04, 2017

The Chamber of Commerce will spotlight a Chamber member each month on our website and in our newsletter. This a chance to get to know some of our businesses and the people who run them a little better. If you're interested in having your business spotlighted in please send an email to [email protected].

Take a moment to get know our December Chamber member spotlight: Rob Bolick (attorney at Durham Jones and Pinegar). While Mr. Bolick has been practicing law for over 35 years, he has recently expanded his practice to Heber Valley offering the best asset protection in the state. Rob Bolick specializes in estate planning and asset protection.

Robert L. Bolick (attorney at Durham Jones & Pinegar)
2 S. Main Street, Suite 2A 
Heber City, UT
www.djplaw.com; LinkedIn; Facebook

 

1. How long has your business been operating?

I have been practicing law since 1981---36 years (and counting)

2. What do you do and how do you specialize in that area? What makes your business unique?

Unlike most other attorneys, I decided to become an estate planning attorney when I was still in college (at BYU). All of my law school education focused on this field. I got my first job with the premier estate planning attorney in SLC and learned from the best. I've focused my practice in this area for my entire career. I soon found that many of my clients were professionals and business owners with successful practices/businesses who were more concerned with protecting what they had spent their careers accumulating than making their kids rich when they passed on. I began assisting them with the latest and best asset protection planning available. I've been doing this for the past 20 years or so in conjunction with doing living trusts and tax planning.

3. What is the story on how and why you started your business?

After practicing in SLC for a few years, we moved to Las Vegas, NV, where I've practiced for the last 30+ years. NV has the best asset protection laws in the nation, bar none. A large portion of my practice is assisting clients from all over the country in using Nevada laws (such as Nevada Asset Protection Trusts) to help protect their assets. Our home in Las Vegas got burglarized twice in a six-month period, once on a Wednesday evening while we were home. My wife stumbled across two men rifling through her jewelry. That was the last straw. We decided we were not safe and were otherwise tired of the large city (relatively speaking) lifestyle, traffic, schools, etc. We put our house on the market, got an offer the next day and were out the following month. I had been fantasizing about leaving the desert and moving to the mountains in Utah for years. This valley had everything we were looking for---it's quiet, safe peaceful, beautiful beyond words, with wonderful people to rub shoulders with. I've lived in both Utah and Salt Lake valleys, and they simply don't do it for me. Heber valley was where we wanted to spend the rest of our days. So we plucked up our 16 year old daughter (who was getting bullied in her Las Vegas High School) and deposited her into Wasatch High School where she thrived for her last two years of HS. Initially she hated us for ruining her life, then the magic of the place happened and she sunk down roots. So much so that she ran for Miss Wasatch County last year and won. This past year has been a wonderful learning, growing experience for her as she's been involved in community activities and events continually. She loves this place as much as her mom and me and is so very grateful we saved her from Las Vegas. Heber Valley is my favorite place on this planet. I have been in nearly every state in the US and have visited 50 countries on six continents. I will never leave this valley (voluntarily). My only regret is that we didn't make the move sooner! My objective professionally is to bring my years of experience to the fine people in Wasatch County to assist them with their estate planning and asset protection needs.

4. Are you new to the Heber Valley?

We've been here 2 1/2 years now. What I like most are: the amazing beauty of the place and the amazing spirit that permeates our valley. This is the finest place and finest people on this planet.

5. What are the benefits of being a part of the Heber Valley Chamber of Commerce?

Getting to know and associate with other like-minded people.

6. Why did you decide to become a member of the Chamber?

It's THE group to be involved with in the valley.

7. What do you hope to contribute to the Chamber?

I would be happy to offer my experience and services to other anyone and everyone.

8. Who are your clients/customers? Who do you serve?

Any individual or business.

9. Share a few sentences about your family and your hobbies outside of work?

I enjoy traveling; outdoor activities such as hiking, kayaking and biking; family history research; Hawaii (we have a condo there and leave next week for a visit)

10. What are some of your greatest accomplishments in your professional and personal life?

Personal life: being a daddy; Professional: serving tens of thousands of individuals over the years

11. What has been your favorite Heber Valley activity?

Hiking, biking; kayaking

12. What drives you to do what you do for a living?

I simply enjoy what I do and get a great deal of satisfaction in helping others.